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BALLERINA, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Marc Thomas

A woman at home alone encounters a malevolent presence in the form of a… music box?

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Playing at Feb. 25th Thriller Film Festival – CHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR, 13min, USA, Horror/Family

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Directed by David Maire


“Chateau Sauvignon: terroir” went into production near and around Hudson Valley, New York, in the spring of 2014. It was shot on the RED Scarlet in 5 days, primarily at Benmarl Winery, with a pick up day at Clinton Vineyards. “Chateau Sauvignon: terroir” is Michael Lorz’s (Nicholas) film screen debut. Anthony del Negro (Anthony) initially auditioned for the role of Nicholas. Adrienne Stern, known for “Broken English” (2007), “The Believer” (2001), and “Hellraiser” (2005), was the casting director for the film. Additionally, the film’s Special FX were helmed by head of the makeup department for NBC’s “The Blacklist” (2013-present), Anthony Pepe, also known for his work on “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (2013) and “Sharknado 2: The Second One” (2014). Both Adrienne and Anthony worked together on Jeff Lieberman’s 2004 debut feature “Satan’s Little Helper”! “Chateau Sauvignon: terroir” was awarded a post-production grant from McDonalds. “Chateau Sauvignon: terroir” is the third short film written, directed and produced by David E. Munz-Maire.


as Katherine, a victim

Nancy is an actress known for her principal role on “Delivery Man” (2013) with Vince Vaughn, and Steven Soderbergh’s “Side Effects” (2013) alongside Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones. She has additionally co-starred in Netflix’s “House of Cards” beside Kevin Spacey, as well as CBS’s “Hostages” with Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette. Nancy trained at Western Michigan University, receiving a BA in Theater Performance and Psychology. She is managed by Prestige Management, and represented by Metropolis Artists Agency and Lauren Green Agency. ANTHONY DEL NEGRO as Anthony, a victim Anthony Del Negro was born and raised in Belleville, New Jersey. He is a big fan of horror films, and was cast in “Slink” (2013), as well as having appeared in two Chiller productions: 2012’s “Dead Souls” and 2014’s “Deep In the Darkness.” His resume of horror/ thriller films continues to grow as he portrays various characters in the feature films “Monsters on Main Street,” “Parlor,” and “Dark Haul,” each slated to be released in late 2014 and 2015. He will also be appearing alongside Tom Sizemore in SYFY’s “Dark Haul” later this year (2014), as well as Lifetime’s “The Case Against Sam.”

as Patrick, the father

Sean Weil is a professional actor with over 25 years experience in the industry. He appeared as Liam in the first season on the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award winning HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” and also appeared in CBS’s “Blue Bloods” and NBC’s “Law & Order.” With numerous film, television and theatre credits, he has portrayed a variety that earns him the title of a true character actor. He is represented by Soiree Fair Talent.

as Eartha, the mother

Born in Tehran, Iran, Pooya moved to New York when she was in her teens. She studied textile design and fashion styling at The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where she received a BFA in Fabric Styling. She started singing and acting on stage and in short films in 2009.

as Nicolas, the son

Introducing Michael Lorz, an actor from Shorewood, Illinois, living in New York City. He studied musical theatre at NYU’s TIsch CAP21 studio, receiving a BFA in Musical Theater. “Chateau Sauvignon: terroir” is Michael’s debut film appearance. Having most recently played in family-friendly theatre, embodying “a murderous psychopath was thrilling, to say the least.” He is represented by Abrams Artists Agency.

Playing at Feb. 25th Thriller Film Festival – THE ART OF GESTURE, 16min, France, Horror/Thriller

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THE ART OF GESTURE, 16min, France, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Ivan Radkine

In a disused chapel, a man is being tortured in a strange way.

Film Type: Short

Genres: sci-fi, fantastique, horror, thriller

Runtime: 16 minutes

Completion Date: January 1, 2015

Production Budget: 20,000 EUR

Country of Origin: France

Country of Filming: France

Shooting Format: red

Aspect Ratio: 2:35

Film Color:Color

Get to know the Horror Short Film SUBMERGED, Playing at the Oct. 29th Film Festival

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One of the short films that’s playing at the festival is….

SUBMERGED, 15min, UK, Haunting/Romance
Directed by Darren Mapletoft

When a teleportation experiment goes wrong, submariner Billy Bourne finds his crewmates have all disappeared. Determined to dance with his ‘Baby’ again, he faces a race against time to make his own escape.

Michael Holley Producers
Darren Mapletoft
Michael Holley

Key Cast
Darren Bransford
Lucinda Kennard

Key Crew
Cliff Harden – Director of Photography
Tim Porter – Editor
Stephen Baysted – Composer
Ian D Fleming – 1st Assistant Director
Mark Lloyd – Colourist
Neil Bryant – Visual effects Supervisor

Film Type: Short

Genres: Sci – Fi, Romance

Runtime: 15 minutes

Completion Date: May 30, 2014

Production Budget: 4,000 GBP

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Country of Filming: United Kingdom

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: Digital

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Film Color: Color